Alcohol content: 12,50 % vol.
Serving temperature: 16 - 18° C (60 - 64° F)
Recommended glass: Large tulip with a narrow rim
The grapes, which are harvested in the latter half of September, are crushed and destemmed. The grapes macerate with their skins and ferment for 10/12 days at a controlled temperature with regular pumping over to ensure optimal extraction of anthocyanins and tannins, followed by malolactic fermentation. In late winter part of the wine is transferred to cement casks and part into French oak barriques for ageing, the wine is then assembled and bottled.
The wine’s deep red hue introduces a bouquet which is full of ripe red fruits, black cherry and plum, and enlivened by hints of fragrant herbs and notes of sweet spices. Dynamic and elegant on the palate, velvety and full-bodied, with freshness and tannins which give the wine vibrancy and persistence with a long finish featuring the aromas of black fruits and spice.
An excellent accompaniment to richly aromatic pasta dishes, roasted or barbecued red meats, and mature cheeses. An interesting match for highly spiced Asian or South American cuisine.